Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Texture

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How closely have we ever looked at walls?

This is part of a wall at Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Undoubtedly, the blocks forming the wall have a rough texture.

More than that, it is astonishing to see that the blocks have half joints – not only on one end, but on both ends.

Understand the blocks in Mayan structures also have the same joints. I suppose this is to increase the interlocking between blocks, giving more stability.DSC_0143A

This means the workers had to accurately carve out the joints so that they perfectly fit the ones on the left and the right. That’s astonishing!

Here are two more images showing not only the texture of the wall; but also that of the gigantic tree roots.DSC_0209A

The tree roots have a smoother texture.

When viewed with the rougher but more regular pattern of the wall, they seem to be in harmony.DSC_0213A

No doubt…

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